I am originally from the UK and am now a resident of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. I have been a regularly published writer and photographer for many years with many articles published in Australian Photography, Australian Camera and Better Photography (Australia). My work has appeared in well over sixty publications, mainly in Australia and the UK. I also founded and edited The Black and White Enthusiast magazine when I represented the UK publisher Creative Monochrome in Australia. This magazine was eventually sold and has since become Silvershotz. I also wrote a column on freelancing for the UK magazine F2 Freelance + Digital and have interviewed a number of leading photographers including Charlie Waite, considered the doyen of landscape photographers in the UK.
I have qualified as a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) with a panel of black and white prints and am a member of the Australian Society of Authors. My photographs are licensed through Alamy for use in publications and fine art prints are available through Zenfolio (www.davidbigwood.zenfolio.com).
I am happy to do my best to answer reader's questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
So, what is this book about? I have put together some of my photographs that have been licensed through Alamy to show the range of subjects and countries for which licenses have been issued. It is an attempt to show how diverse the requirements of publishers can be. It is also an indication of how some very ordinary subjects can appear in print if the image does the job for the publisher.
A hankering after being able to create landscape panoramas but without the necessary panoramic camera led David Bigwood to begin by cropping his medium format transparencies then, when he moved from film to digital, to using Photoshop to stitch a series of images together. In this book he describes the use of both Photoshop and Lightroom. David is a regularly published writer and photographer.
This small book is an introduction to the boudoir for photographers hoping to break in to this ever growing market. It talks about finding models/clients, what to do when you have found one, posing, selling the results, shooting in colour or black and white and finishes with a gallery of ideas.
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest narrow gauge railways in the world. It carries thousands of tourists each day through typical lakeland scenery. This e-book, well illustrated with photographs, is an introduction to this fine old railway.
How the author, the former editor of The Black and White Enthusiast magazine, processes his black and white images from digital colour images and colour transparencies (slides). Illustrated with many screen shots to show how he works.
Details the author's learning curve when starting to photograph birds in flight. Illustrated with pictures that complement the text. The details in this e-book are in the author's e-book Starting Nature Photography so if you have that book, do not buy this one.
This e-book is a compilation of some of my e-books on Individual topics including Starting Freelance Photography, Images that Sell, How to Make Souvenirs Using Your Pictures, and Put Words with Your Pictures. By buying this compilation edition you will save over buying all the individual books.
This book is a compilation of a number of my e-books that have been published on individual topics. These include . How to do Well in Competitions, Into the Light, How to Show Movement in Still Photography, Starting Macro Photography, and Starting Nature Photography.
This book is a compilation of a number of my e-books that have been published on individual topics. These include Introduction to Filters for Digital Photography, Black and White Photography in the Digital Age, and Optimize Your Portraits.
These days selling individual photos to magazines is harder than ever especially if you want to be paid. This e-book encourages photographers who want to earn from their photography to add words to their pictures. Written by a regularly published writer/photographer who shows how he has worked with practical examples.
What to look for when entering photography competitions. The benefits for your photography and how to get the 'wow' factor. Illustrated with example pictures and step by step instruction for processing images.
How to make bookmarks, greeting cards, calendars, notecards, postcards, posters using your photos. Illustrated to show how products are set out for printing at home as well as advice on using a commercial printer. Written by a self publisher of souvenirs to be sold through retailers.
Shows the ways in which movement can be shown in a still photograph. Demonstrates the use of blur, panning, freezing and also how Photoshop can be used. Additional information on the making of abstract images by moving the camera while exposing and post-processing with Photoshop to produce abstract pictures.
How to process your portrait shots to get the best results without losing the reality of the subject. In other words, how to make the final print as faithful to the subject as possible and not over process so that your sixty year old sitter has the skin of a sixteen year old. Also how to concentrate the viewer's attention on the subject.
How to rid yourself of the 'sun over your shoulder' mantra and add the wow factor to your pictures by shooting into the light. How to calculate exposure, look for subjects, avoid flare, make silhouettes and make your people subjects comfortable. Many examples of images included.
How to convert colour images to black and white using Photoshop, how to use Photoshop's duotone, processing a black and white image, simulate processes such as split toning, sepia toning, lith printing, selenium toning.